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Gridded Bathymetry Data - Southern Ocean (IBCSO)

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International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO)

The International Bathymetic Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO) aims to develop an enhanced digital database of available bathymetric data south of 60S and from this data to develop a consistent bathymetric chart of the Southern Ocean.

The Alfred Wegener Institute chairs the IBCSO and, in addition, is the Southern Ocean Regional Center for the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project.

Version 1 of the IBCSO Grid was released in 2013 and is included, as a regional compilation, in the global GEBCO grid.

Find out more about the IBCSO from the web pages hosted by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).